An Illinois man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of an 18-month-old child who urinated on him.
Police in Cicero said Martin Alvarado Jr., 23, assaulted his girlfriend's son multiple times on Thursday after the child urinated on him. Alvarado was changing the child's diaper at the time, ABC Chicago reports.
An autopsy conducted on Friday determined that Edwin Eli O'Reilly died of blunt force trauma. The death was ruled a homicide.
During questioning, police said Alvarado made incriminating statements and allegedly confessed to the fatal assault on videotape, according to the Chicago Tribune.
This may not be the first time Alvarado has been reported for alleged child abuse. A spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services said that the agency has had previous contact with the family, Newser reports.
A sibling of the victim was removed from the house and taken into protective custody.
Alvarado is due in bond court today.
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